CCTV appeal after purse stolen

The woman and man police would like to speak to
The woman and man police would like to speak to

Police have released CCTV images of a man and woman they would like to speak to after a purse was stolen from a pub in Whitby.

At around lunchtime on September 11 a man – described as being Eastern European, about 5ft 6ins tall, in his thirties, wearing a white shirt – entered The Angel Hotel on New Quay Road, Whitby and removed a purse from a customer’s handbag whilst she was at the bar ordering her meal.

He then left the pub accompanied by another man and a woman. The woman had blonde hair and was wearing denim trousers.

A short time later a bank card from inside the purse was then used at a nearby Halifax cashpoint to withdraw an amount of cash.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to identify the man and woman pictured in the CCTV stills as they may have important information that could assist this investigation.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Ashley Verrill.

You can also email Ashley.Verrill@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12160166852.